Introducing the all-new Lubasi team

 

 

 

January 2nd 2016 was a special day for one happy couple. Gabriele Seiler, HR and Admin Manager, and PA to the Director of Flying Mission Zambia, chose that day to marry Brighton Lubasi. And they kindly invited all their friends along to the party.

The value of TEAM

One day at team meeting, Andy Kradolpher, Aviation Manager of Flying Mission Zambia, reminded the team

'You are all part of bringing the truth, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the message that sets people free.

On the last two days of my recent flight to Malawi,  I realized what a crucial role the aeroplane plays here in Africa to help further the spread of the Good News.

We only have a limited time on this earth, and the plane helps in maximizing the impact in this region.

It was only possible to do that trip because

Children giving

The week after the 'Christmas handout' at the Flying Mission base, Chilongolo, it was the turn of the children to discover the joy of giving. They have no resources for buying anything but they have lots of energy that can be channelled into another kind of giving: serving one another.

We love Christmas!

Christmas 2015 has come and gone and Rainbowz, the childrens' group that meets on the plot of Flying Mission Zambia each Sunday afternoon, has celebrated it once again with enthusiasm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Story was told this year by Sally Green, back to renew connections with the children of this needy area of suburban Lusaka. 

Another pilot, another flight to Malawi

Andy Kradolfer, head of Aviation for Flying Mission Zambia, found it was his turn to fly to Malawi recently. His brief was to take a Zambian pastor to speak for 2 days at a week-long Missions Conference. Andy thought that this pastor must be very important to be flying alone for such a long way only to speak for 2 days.

Well, things didn’t go well initially. There is more to be done for international flights than domestic ones. Andy told us:

A man for all seasons

Mary-Ann lets us into some of the ways her Flying Mission pilot husband, Guillermo Reddekopp gets 'stuck into' his job in Zambia: 

'Guillermo enjoys all his roles within FMZ, but his main role is to be a pilot, serving the mission/church community in Zambia and Southern Africa area. 

 

What do you do all day?

 

On weekdays, on most Saturdays, and occasionally on a Sunday, there is activity in and around the Flying Mission Zambia hangar. From Monday to Friday there are a number of guys who arrive at 7:15am.

By 7:30am there is a 'devotional time' which all those working that day at the hangar will attend. The guys have been going through “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers which has been really encouraging, if sometimes a little bit heavy at that hour of the morning! From thereon, daily tasks are discussed and assigned. 

An AHA moment

It seems like Malawi is the place to go right now! Three weeks after Flying Mission Zambia pilot Timo took a group there, another of our pilots, Guillermo, also flew a group of people from Willow Creek Church in Chicago, USA, to a village in rural Northern Malawi.

What do Flying Mission pilot Daddies do on their days off?

Mummy Rempel (Tracey) wrote this recently: 

School will soon be finished for the year. Matthew will be finished with Reception (Kindergarten) and will be going into Grade 1 come August. Joshua will be joining Matthew at school starting in pre-school. Earlier in this school term the students were told of the upcoming book week activity of creating a mode of transport from a cardboard box. 

Timo goes over the border

Flying Mission pilot Timo Kehr tells us how he is finding mission flying in this report of a flight to Malawi he recently undertook. He dubs it 'a short insight into the life of a missionary pilot': 

6 am: the alarm clock goes off. Take off is set for 8 am, so I have a small breakfast and off I go…Thank God, the internet is working - what a great start to the day!

First of all: weather check; clouds are low but otherwise no threat. " Good to go".

Next step: checking the plane: fuel, oil; all is functioning and everything is where it’s meant to be…

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